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 John Dyer once said...

The solitary, silent, solemn scene, Where Caesars, heroes, peasants, hermits lie, Blended in dust together; where the slave Rests from his labors; where th' insulting proud Resigns his powers; the miser drops his hoard: Where human folly sleeps.

In Grave Quotes, by John Dyer , Source: Ruins of Rome (l. 540)

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